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Walker: Medicaid program will suffer if Dems stay out of state

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker says the out-of-state Senate Democrats are jeopardizing the state's Medicaid program.

Walker claims that without the budget repair bill, Medicaid programs will run out of funding in mid-May -- forcing the state to issue IOU's for Medicaid expenses, which will start to accrue interest after 30 days. 

Governor Walker's office released the following statement:

Governor Walker proposed a bill to fix the Medicaid appropriation shortfall.  Senate Democrats' refusal to even show up for a vote on a bill that would fix this shortfall is unprecedented.

Their refusal to participate in the democratic process, by casting their vote, could directly hurt those who receive Medicaid related services. 

Click here to read a copy of a Budget Office memo explaining the impact of the Medicaid appropriation shortfall.

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